Emma Frost’s early costume was inspired by Emma Peel from a British TV show called “The Avengers,” specifically from the episode titled “A Touch of Brimstone.” In fact, the characters from the British show were a source of inspiration for all the Hellfire Club members in the Dark Phoenix Saga.
As with all characters, Emma’s costumes have changed over the years. This page shows them all.
Hellfire Club (1979 – 1993)
Emma Frost as a villain was reflected in classic first costume — a white corset, thigh-high boots, and a fluffy cape.
Generation X (1994 – 2001)
Emma shed the cape in favor of a 90s-style pantsuit for the office and a hot, white jumper for the superhero activities when she joined the side of good and led Generation X.
New X-Men (2001 – 2004)
Flamboyant, sexual, and Quitely — a perfect representation for Emma Frost’s inception into the X-Men team.
New X-Men (v2) (2004 – 2005)
Emma’s costume as a headmistress was a slightly updated version of her Generation X costume with a cape.
Astonishing X-Men (2004 – 2008)
The Emma Frost costume that set the stage for all her modern costumes to come!
San Francisco X-Men (2008 – present)
Astonishing X-Men’s new creative team with Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi gave Emma a “nip and tuck” version of her previous costume by John Cassaday.
Dark X-Men (2009)
Emma acted as a double agent for the X-Men to keep track on Norman Osborn’s Dark X-Men.
Avengers vs X-Men/Phoenix Five (2012)
The Phoenix possessed five X-Men, amped their powers, and, of course, gave them new costumes.
Marvel NOW! (2013)
Following the Avengers vs X-Men fallout, Emma Frost became a worldwide fugitive and went back-in-black with the rest of the rebel Uncanny X-Men team to reflect their darker nature.